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Would black tie mean wear a black tie literally or would it mean any form or colour of tie?

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'Black tie' means that you have to wear a tux (US) or a dinner jacket (UK). Any color is fine, but black is recommended for gentlemen.

If you were to wear a white jacket, then black pants are appropriate.

Shoes should be pumps or patent leather oxfords (closed laces).
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What does black tie mean?

If you are invited to a "black tie" event, you should wear formal clothing. Men need to wear black tuxedo, formal (pleated front) white shirt, black bow tie, black socks and s

Can you wear a brown tie with a black suit?

Black is neutral and you can wear any color with it.